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    Fern
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    Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:19 pm

    Some pics of the one Joe gave me, Thanks again!



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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by zeketaz on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:13 pm

    It's big and creepy looking, but cool
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:13 pm

    Once in the tank he hi-tailed it to the rocks and never see him
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:02 pm

    It IS big and creepy looking! And that's why he is so awesome Wink gets huge but very mellow
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:15 am

    Ok I found his spot in the tank! He has taken up in one of the pleco caves in there, waving his little filters about with 3-4 new born bn plecos hanging in there with him
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by williemcd on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:18 am

    Way too cool!....I can't wait to get get a break from humping tanks...Koi... rock... to settle back and ENJOY the hobby!... umm.. bad word.. my finned friends.. Bill in Va.
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:30 am

    You settle back! I'm surprised you don't have another feet up your sleeve at the moment. Twisted Evil

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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by joefish72 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:27 pm

    Glad you are enjoying the new crawler. Just and FYI some of them turn blue like crays, also the little black balls it drops are turds not eggs, lol. I had two in a fry saver and the next morning I thought one had dropped about 100 eggs. I cleaned it out and two days later aother 100 little pellets.
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by H2O Nyck on Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:52 pm

    thats is a cool shrimp!
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:21 pm

    Ya I have noticed the pile growing in his cave, I need to clean in out soon lol. Seems like the newborn plecos enjoy hanging in his cave though, theres usually 4-5 in there with him!
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by msienkiewicz on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:06 pm

    We've had our 3 vampire shrimp (seller DeepakJacobi on Aquabid... highly recommended... very professional)for a couple of weeks now and we love them! Huge buggers and they look intimidating but they're absolutely peaceful. They've molted twice already and changed colors from bright baby blue to greyish white. Doesn't mean they can't hold their own though Smile... if say a molly gets too close, they'll poke it away. Even the molts look impressive... wish I could save those, too LOL! One question... do I need to be adding calcium to the tank for their shells or what? It's a long established 35 gal.
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Strikingthematch on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:02 pm

    Very cool looking! Now if you could kind a cape for him hmm...
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:46 am

    I keep a little crushed coral in all my tanks as a natural buffer, I would recommend you do that or throw in a few sea shells.

    Ya he was cool Sad a stray xmas fulu was in that tank and I think he got the shrimp Sad so I fed the fulu to Fred Twisted Evil
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:46 am

    I FOUND HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh so stoked! Moved him into my 40g hex with my extra special angel named baby.
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by ZekesMom on Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:15 pm

    way cool!!!!can i put one in with my angels,babies and glowlights? i have waaayyyyy to many snails

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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by joefish72 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:18 pm

    ZekesMom wrote:way cool!!!!can i put one in with my angels,babies and glowlights? i have waaayyyyy to many snails
    Yes, They are filter feeders and won't bother the fish at all. I still have a bunch at $10 each maybe Zeke can pick one out for you at the get together.

    Just an FYI they don't eat snails, get a clown loach or tiger loach to do that for you and when they get too big for your tank trade them in for something else.
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:58 pm

    We have assassin snails just let fern know we can give you a couple. They will eat the other snails.

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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by joefish72 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:20 pm

    FishVixen wrote:We have assassin snails just let fern know we can give you a couple. They will eat the other snails.

    I'm not much of a snail person so excuse me if this is a stupid question. If you get assin snails to eat your other snails aren't you just trading one snail for another? Also what happens when the assins run out of other snails to eat?
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:35 pm

    Assassin snail multiple very slowly. They will only populate according to how many snails in the tank. Much cheaper and easier than getting a fish that will grow to large for your tank and try to get rid of him.
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    Re: Vampire shrimp

    Post by Fern on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:07 pm

    Logic would state that they would start feeding on each other when the other snails run out, that what they seem to be doing in one of my tanks, so following that logic you would just end up with 1 snail...

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